Jon Stokoe - The Dalesman Editor

Jon Stokoe

Okay, it’s only taken four months but I’ve succumbed – I’ve stuck my home town of Whitby on the front cover. I hope you’ll agree it’s a worthy shot, and a view which many may well not have been treated to before.

So thank you David, and your drone, for showcasing my little corner of Yorkshire in such a good light!

But fret not, it’s not all about Whitby in this issue.

That’s if you ignore one of my favourite interviews in twenty-five years of journalism in the windswept town, or the spotlight on Whitby, which includes a whole host of new and regular advertisers.

Anyway, enough of the seaside. Leading ladies Amanda, Katie, Roberta and Julia are back with their regular columns while Tony Greenbank hits the back of the net with a fascinating tale.

Sylvia Crookes gets an invite to a surprise party to celebrate one of our county’s unsung heroes, while Damian Holmes was on hand to join in a village tribute to heroes of another kind.

Andrew Gallon has been out and about taking part in a tree-planting project, while Colin Speakman has Giggleswick Scar in his sights in this month’s Over hill & dale.
Ian McMillan serves up his customary cracker of a column, Mrs Simkins is tickling your tastebuds with herb pudding, Richard Bell is Wild about his Yorkshire and Stephen Wade is talking rhubarb.

Add a whole host of your letters, Old Amos and other fabulous cartoonery and photography, the chance to win tickets to Harrogate Flower Show, and Members Club deals including an electric bike and holidays as well as an exclusive Dalesman Rose (don’t let me forget to snaffle one each for t’wife, mum and mother-in-law).
So switch off your TV, hide your phone and detach yourself from the madness of the world to settle down for an hour or two with a mug or glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy your read.

Yours in Yorkshire,
Jon Stokoe

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